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Joan Taxay Weinger



Artist's Statement

My art is my best communication with myself and hopefully with others as well. I am involved in a continuing dialogue with myself which I believe is reflected in my work.

Somewhere as I work in the process of painting and drawing my deepest questions about life get answered in the most honest of ways. These questions concern transience and permanence / life and death / my place in this world / where I have been – where I am and where I am going.

The artifacts that I use are all about my history and my private mythology. They are in fact a visual diary – an extension of me in a particular time and place. Universal in nature – they refer to the larger issues of life that somehow connect all of humanity. They are my response to the world in which I live.


Large image: Approximate size 30" x 40"

Unframed: $400    Framed: $645    Stretched: $625


Small image:

Unframed: $200   Approximate size 15" x 19"

Framed: $385   Approximate size 20" x 24"

Framing includes a very simple and beautiful, aluminum extrusion frame with a "Forged Metal" finish. The larger images are not matted but do have acid-free backing and regular, UV glass. The smaller images are framed with acid-free matting and backing, and regular, UV-protection glass. Any other framing requirements will be discussed and charged accordingly. Regular and non-glare glass, as well as acrylic is available as is UV protection acrylic. Regarding shipping: + tax (where applicable), packing, priority mail shipping and insurance will be added to the cost of the print.



PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery Library
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Rockford Museum
Kemper Insurance Company
Borg Warner Corporation
Maurice Culberg Collection
Block Collection
Sidney Harris Collection
Albeit J. Rosenthal Collection
Arthur E. Wilk Advertising
New Trier High School, permanent collection
Bradley College Museum
Loyola University
Koltun Collection
Stagman Collection

EXHIBITIONS

One Person Shows
2008 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL/Series "The Rose Diary"
2007 North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL/Retrospective
2002 Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL/Series "Gardens of Babette"
1995 Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1986 Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL/Series Transience III
1983 Zaks Gallery. Chicago, IL/Series Transience II
1981 Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL/Recent Drawings and Paintings
1979 The First Women's Bank, NYC/Large Still Lifes
1978 Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL/Studio Objectives
1977 Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL/Retrospective
1976 Two Illinois Center, Chicago, IL/Landscapes: Interior/Exterior
1975 Stuart Brent Gallery, Chicago, IL/Paintings
1966 Chicago Public Library/New Paintings
1964 Kasha Heman Gallery/Motion Series
1963 Exhibit A Co-op Gallery, Chicago, IL
1962 Exhibit A Co-op Gallery
1961 Exhibit A Co-op Gallery
1960 Exhibit A Co-op Gallery
1960 Deerfield High School, Deerfield. IL
1960 Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
1958 Michigan Blvd. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1957 Michillini Gallery, Evanston, IL
1956 Riccardo Restaurant Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Shows
2006 Guest Artist, Art on the Plaza, Wilmette, IL
2004 The Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2001 Art Institute of Chicago, Juried Alumni Show, Chicago, IL
2000 Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
1998 Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1997 Ukrainian Museum, Chicago, IL
1996 Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1995 Lithuanian Museum, Chicago, IL
1988-89 Columbia College, Faculty Exhibition
1981-89 "Expo", Chicago, IL
1989 34 Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
1982 34 Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
1981 Columbia College, Faculty Exhibition
1981 Arts Club of Chicago, Members Exhibition
1980 Bell Telephone Co./Arts Professors of Northern Illinois
1980 Columbia Gallery/Chicago Drawings
1979 DePaul University Traveling Exhibit
1977 Invitational Design Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
1976 Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1960-76 Old Orchard Art Festival
1975 Springfield Museum; Woman in Art
1972 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1972 Sun Times Newspaper juried show, Chicago, IL
1965-70 New Horizon Exhibit, Chicago, IL
1968 Exhibit A Gallery, Chicago, IL
1968-69 Benjamin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1960-63 Exhibit A Gallery, Chicago, IL
1958-62 Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
1962-63 New Horizon Exhibit, Chicago, IL
1960 Kovler Gallery, Chicago, IL/Gallery Artists
1960 Deborah Sherman Gallery, Chicago, IL/Gallery Artists
1960-61 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago & Vicinity Show
1958 Ann Werbe Gallery, Detroit, MI
1958 Park Gallery, Detroit, Ml
1957 Navy Pier Exhibition, Chicago, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1978-1997 Columbia College, Chicago, IL: Drawing, Design, Creative Process in Visual Arts
1960-1997 School of the North Shore Art league, Winnetka. IL: Drawing, Painting, Critique
1960-1963 Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL: Drawing, Painting
1980-1990 Deerpath Art League, Lake Forest, IL: Drawing, Painting

VISITING ARTIST, LECTURES & DEMONSTRATIONS

Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Mundelein College, Chicago, IL
Barat College, Lake Forest, IL
Highland Park High School, Highland Park, IL

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS

Art News
Art in America
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Daily News
New Art Examiner

RADIO INTERVIEWS

WBBM/WJJD/WFMT/WISN/WFYR/WEFM/WBEZ/WNIS

JUROR

1992 Old Orchard Art Festival
1992 Old Town Art Fair
1982 Concepts Libertyville Art Center
1979 Waukegan Art League
1978 Old Orchard Art Festival
1977 Evanston Women's Club Art Competition
1976 Glencoe 4th of July Art Pair

EDUCATION

1945-50 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA/Chicago, IL
1945-50 The University of Chicago/Chicago, IL
1943-45 Laurence College/Wisconsin



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